Burcin & Chris's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Christopher
Beneficiary's Name: Burcin
VJ Member: Burcin & Chris
Country: Turkey

Last Updated: 2021-11-24
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Immigration Checklist for Christopher & Burcin:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Ankara, Turkey
I-129F Sent : 2019-10-29
I-129F NOA1 : 2019-11-08
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2020-02-20
NVC Received : 2020-02-25
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2020-03-10
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2020-03-16
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2021-01-28
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2021-03-02
Marriage : 2021-05-02
Comments : It was a smooth entry. They made me wait for 1 hour in the immigration office room at the port of entry and the police officer asked where will I stay in the U.S and our planned wedding date. After that he let me in the country. Just waiting in that room was a little bit of nervous but it wasn’t so bad.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 104 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 447 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office :
Date Filed : 2021-07-22
NOA Date : 2021-08-27
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-09-30
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Greencard Received:
Comments :

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Ankara, Turkey
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 8, 2021
Embassy Review : The interview was so relaxing and easy. Officer asked me a couple questions such as
How/where/when did you meet?
Which city will you be living in the states?
Do you have any specific plan for the wedding?

And I was apporoved. The interview itself took approximately 5 minutes.
Rating : Very Good

Timeline Comments: 13

Siggy on 2020-03-02 said:
Have you recieved any NVC updates?like case number? Are you even tried to get?
Burcin & Chris on 2020-03-02 said:
we did not receive any update yet, i think it is early to call for case number. Next week we probably start calling NVC.
Siggy on 2020-03-02 said:
Yes I feel the same.. I was just curious to know if you have tried. We are just waiting to cross least two weeks...
Siggy on 2020-03-05 said:
hmm, it looks like its more difficult to wait for NVC to get Case number:-) for USICS at least we had number to check status.
Burcin & Chris on 2020-03-10 said:
We never called NVC, my fiance thought it was early to call but my fiance received an email by NVC with our case number and it says it is on the way to Ankara,Turkey :) So even if you dont call them they contact with you with your case number...
blank avatar W & H on 2020-03-24 said:
So excited to see you got your approval and the packet arrived to the consulate! Our interview would have been tomorrow, but it was cancelled. We were so close!! Stay safe guys through all this! Hopefully the embassies will open back up soon and we can get our interviews!
Burcin & Chris on 2020-03-25 said:
Ohh Willie,it’s been long time no talk. I’m so sorry to hear that Hamza’s interview was cancelled. Our case was ready at embassy last week but couldn’t book appointment because embassy is closed due to corona. Yes hopefully it will be open soon and life will be back to normal again :)
blank avatar MiF on 2020-10-12 said:
Good luck. In line with you
Burcin & Chris on 2020-10-18 said:
Thank you, good luck to you too. I hope U.S Embassy Ankara is going to start processing K1 soon and this waiting game is going to be over :))
Foreverchris2020 on 2021-01-11 said:
Hello, I see you interview is in Ankara. I want to transfer my case to Turkey, can I choose the Istanbul consulate? Or only the consulate in Ankara process k1 visas?
Burcin & Chris on 2021-01-14 said:
As far as I know, only U.S Embassy in Ankara process K1 visa in Turkey.
blank avatar W & H on 2021-01-16 said:
Yay!! Congratulations on your interview!! Oh I’m so excited and happy for you guys!! You’re so close!! We finally got ours too and just a few days before yours. It’s been quite a long journey for all of us due to COVID, but it will all be worth it in the end! Wishing you the best on your upcoming interview! 💕
Siggy on 2021-05-24 said:
Hey congratulations on everything..Finally 😊😀
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*Notice about estimates: The estimates are based off averages of other members recent experiences
(documented in their timelines) for the same benefit/petition/application at the same filing location.
Individual results may vary as every case is not always 'average'. Past performance does not necessarily
predict future results. The 'as early as date' may change over time based on current reported processing
times from members. There have historically been cases where a benefit/petition/application processing
briefly slows down or stops and this can not be predicted. Use these dates as reference only and do not
rely on them for planning. As always you should check the USCIS processing times to see if your application
is past due.

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